February 20, 2014

Sleepy Puppies Dog Sculpture

Hey everyone!  I just finished a huge painting project- Sleepy Puppies, dedicated to shelter dogs.

For anyone who knows me, they know how important dogs are, specifically shelter dogs.  I have always wanted to make a piece of art dedicated to my dogs (they even make a cameo in the video).  I purchased this fiberglass sculpture, and it has stared a me (quite literally) in my studio for the past three years.   You can see a picture of it, pre-painting, here.

I have documented part of the process and you can see the finished sculpture in the short video. Can you tell what the puppies are sleeping in? Let me know your thoughts below!


Here are some photos of the finished Sleepy Puppies sculpture.  It is 20″x25″x12″, oil on fiberglass.

Sleepy Puppy Sculpture, Denise Cassano

detail, Sleepy Puppies, fiberglass sculpture, Denise M. Cassano

Sleepy Puppy Sculpture, Denise M. Cassano

Sleepy Puppies, fiberglass sculpture, Denise M. Cassano


How does my dog celebrate his 7th birthday? Find out here. Remember adopt- don’t shop! Learn more about pet adoption.


Here is a video I made: How to Draw a Dog, featuring my dog Paige:

How to Draw a Dog

How to Draw a Dog, by Denise M. Cassano

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  1. Of course you can tell! Sleeping in the corn husks under the stars. Absolutely beautiful work, Denise. Amazing. Loved the video.

    • I have lots of sketches for this- it was so bizarre I couldn’t let it go. You can see more ideas under ‘projects’ at They make these molds.

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